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by Chris Rice
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3490

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

The corona virus is starting to dominate the daily news headlines and FIDE have reacted with a new medical policy aimed at reducing the transmission that will start at the 90th FIDE Congress in Abu Dhabi at the start of March but also of course to the Candidates. All sensible measures though number ...
by Chris Rice
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3490

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Danny King has started a new series profiling the 8 players starting off with Alekseenko
by Chris Rice
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Nikita Pearl Waligwa
Replies: 0
Views: 422

Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Very sad news that this actress in the Queen of Katwe died at only 15. She was very funny in the film.
by Chris Rice
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Briish Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 1809

Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

It appears Blackpool is a possible venue. From https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Minutes-of-the-135th-Board-Meeting-of-the-English-Chess-Federation-V1-2.pdf Following discussions with Guaranteed Events AE has visited Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool as a potential venue f...
by Chris Rice
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3490

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

The pairings have now been done. Only things I noted from the ChessBase article are that the Chinese players are paired together for Round 1 and that the major sponsor, Sima-Land, which I had never heard of previously, is one of the largest wholesale online stores of consumer goods in Russia. Finall...
by Chris Rice
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Tournament 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 3490

Re: Candidates Tournament 2020

Looks like the Coronavirus may well affect this tournament. Peter Doggers article reports that Wei Yei has had to withdraw from the Prague tournament this month to be replaced by Firouzja and Ding Liren and Wang Hao may have massive problems making the Candidates next month if nothing changes. Depen...
by Chris Rice
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7850

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Chris Rice wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:03 pm
Yes, will be good to see Anton in the Masters next year

Caruana wins again to get to 10, and his rating will now be 2842
I see Rausis has gone up a place to 48th
Emil Sutovsky "Must be some technical mistake...to be fixed soon"
by Chris Rice
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 783
Views: 90957

Re: Cheating in chess

Suspicions regarding the achievements of Mr. Ihor Kobylianskyi (FIDE ID 14106329) and Mr. Iuri Shkuro (FIDE ID 14108836) at recent rapid and blitz chess tournaments have been reported to the Presidential Board. This seems to be about exploiting the 400 point rule in FIDE rating to gain loads of poi...
by Chris Rice
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 10634

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Although how would a venue's limited capacity be catered for - first come first served? The only venue in recent years where space was a consideration was Aberystwyth. Well yes, but if the event were entirely open the situation would be a little different. Agreed but this is just supply and demand....
by Chris Rice
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7850

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:03 pm
Yes, will be good to see Anton in the Masters next year

Caruana wins again to get to 10, and his rating will now be 2842
I see Rausis has gone up a place to 48th
by Chris Rice
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4670

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Up there with the greatest Women's World Championship matches of all time.
by Chris Rice
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3284
Views: 357945

Re: Media comments on chess

I've seen quite a few references to the new Barcelona manager, who has a FIDE rating of 2055; the BBC website said he had played both Karpov & Kasparov Ah yes I did find one game on the database for a Q Setién played in a Barcelona simul in 2002: [Event "Barcelona sim"][Date "2002.06.19"] [White "K...
by Chris Rice
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7850

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

I remember playing at one of Sean Hewitt's tournaments near Gatwick about three years ago. I was playing a Mexican guy with a long name and as I arrived right at the start of the round I only started writing out his name once the clocks had started. By the time I had finished writing his name out Bo...
by Chris Rice
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4670

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

Lovely bit of technique by Ju in Game 4 to put her one up. Ju, Wenjun - Goryachkina, Aleksandra 1-0 FIDE Women’s World Championship Match 2020 round 04 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 e6 6. e3 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. exd4 Nc6 9. O-O Be7 10. d5 exd5 11. Nxd5 Nxd5 12. Bxd5 O-O 13. Be3 Bf5 14...
by Chris Rice
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Women's World Championship Match 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 4670

Re: Women's World Championship Match 2020

A piece on the match from AFP, a French news agency. "The 500,000 euros on the table in the showdown between holder Ju Wenjun and challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina is the largest prize fund in the nearly 100-year history of the Women's World Championship." .... "- Help or hindrance? - But the 500,00...